Please do problem no.4 of the attached file.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:23 pm ad1c9bdddf
The Sun is powered by nuclear fusion. In this process protons fuse into helium nuclei. This process is explained step by step on this webpage:
In short, there are four processes involved:
1) Two protons interact via the Weak Interaction to form a deuterium nucleus, a positron and a neutrino.
2) Positrons annihilate when they interact with electrons, giving rise to photons.
3) Protons collide ...
A detailed explanation is given discussing the process that powers the sun..